Exclusive: Millwall Legend Delivers Verdict On £700,000-Rated New Signing

Former Millwall striker Teddy Sheringham has been speaking exclusively to the Real EFL, giving his verdict on the club’s latest signing, Macaulay Langstaff.

Sheringham began his professional career with the club, scoring for them in three different divisions. His 22 goals in 1988 helped fire them to the top flight for the first time in their history, the first and last time they occupied such lofty heights.

Having gone on to star for Manchester United and England, Sheringham has had an illustrious career, but he still keeps an eye on the side which gave him his big break. Neil Harris is back at the helm, and in Harris, Sheringham believes the Lions have the right man.

“Neil Harris is the right man to lead Millwall forward,” said the 58-year-old, speaking exclusively to The Real EFL via Crypto Sports betting, “He did a great job in his first spell, I have full faith in Harris to get Millwall to challenge again.

“He has the backing of the fans and with the passion he has for the club, there is no better man to lead the club forward.  Top flight is a dream!”

Top flight is indeed the dream for Millwall, who are starting their ninth campaign in the second tier. The closest they have come in that time is eighth, a placing they have occupied on three occasions, the most recent in 2022/23.

Finding a 20-goal striker will help their cause; the last time they had such a striker in the second tier was 1991, when Sheringham hit 33 as they finished fifth. That was one of only two times they’ve finished in the play-off spots in the second tier; on both occasions, they’ve fallen at the semi-final stage.

Harris is hoping they have snared such a striker this season as they announced the capture of striker Macaulay Langstaff. He joins for an undisclosed fee, although Transfermarkt rates him at around £700,000, a fee also suggested by other outlets.

Sheringham thinks he could complement the current Lions’ squad well.

“I know his strike record is excellent. So, I trust Neil Harris to put together a competitive and tough side for next season. Harris has a certain way of playing that works well for Millwall, and Langstaff can fit into that style of play well with his physical strength and finishing.”

Last season, after a tough start under Gary Rowett, the club opted for a change of manager. Joe Edwards came in, but after just four wins in 19, he, too, was sacked. Neil Harris was their third appointment of the season. Ironically, it was also his third appointment of the season after being sacked by Gillingham and moving to Cambridge.

However, Harris and Millwall are a great fit. After winning eight of his 13 games in charge, including five on the spin at the tail end of the season, the Lions finished 13th, giving them a platform to build on in 2024/25.

 

 

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